Just note a few things:
1. I am the only person with an approved starkiller hoth replying to your WIP.
2. I am also the Detachment XO.
3. I have to give honest assessments in what I see, or people will misquote me.
Everyone else can praise your work as being great, and it may give you a false sense of achievement. I don't want to set anyone up for failure, so I give accurate feedback, and I am looking for things that are wrong to comment on. If it looks correct, then I wont say anything, as I am looking for things that would cause your costume to not be approved. Your trophy lightsabers as an example, they look great, so I am guessing I didn't say much about them. Telling someone how great their work is, is not why I comment to WIP threads; I comment to inform people, what isn't looking correct for approval purposes. For your 1st attempt at making armor, its really good, but I cant say its really good, as then people will misquote me and say the Detachment XO said it was really good. So I have to note the things that I see wrong with it.
If you don't want me to comment on your WIP, I can stop posting comments, and wait to see if your GML asks for Detachment Opinions when you submit your approval pics. Then give an honest assessment to your GML.
When you say "But it will work for basic approval." I would not be so sure, but that is the call of your GML, and if your GML has questions, and post them for comments, who do you think will be replying to your GML about starkiller Hoth costumes? Me, and that is why I try to give honest feedback, and not tell people their work is great, when I can see things that should be corrected, before the costume gets approval.